Eric Lefkofsky: Importance of Data Organization In Healthcare
We are living in the age of modern technology, and we are making advancements and developments every single day to utilize these technologies to accomplish tasks quicker and to become more efficient in the things that we do. We should utilize technology at all costs and recognize the advantages that technology can bring to us.
Eric Lefkofsky has recently created a system that helps doctors, clinicians and medical professionals in analyzing data. Eric Lefkofsky created Tempus – a data-driven technology that collates, analyzed and identifies patterns and relationships from different factors. This was because Eric Lefkofsky notices a lack of an underlying data backbone in the field of health care and he has identified that this was a problem that was needed to be fixed. Without and underlying data structure, efficiency is held back and there are a lot of time and costs wasted with the unorganized data. With Tempus, all the data that is critical and essential to the betterment of the well being and health of the patient is taken into consideration, from the patient’s history, drug intake, reactions, even to the clinical notes.
Tempus, for the first time ever in medical technology, has opened an opportunity to collect, organize and structure clinical data and correlate and combine it with molecular data, utilize machine-learning and basic artificial intelligence to identify patterns and relations to help doctors, clinicians and medical professionals to make real-time strategies and decisions that are based on real data, all at a very low, sustainable cost.
Because of the progress and success of Erik Lefkofsky and Tempus on creating technology that is data-driven for the medical field, a lot of other companies are now taking interest into developing technologies that are similar to Tempus. Big companies like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, are all looking into the industry that Eric Lefkofsky has created. But, instead of being threatened by the competition posed by these big companies, Eric Lefkofsky actually thinks that this is a positive thing for the world and the community because all of these technologies are for helping doctors and clinicians and ultimately the patients.